Oxford’s Ofsted success

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EVERYONE at the Oxford Academy was proud of the achievements that were recognised by Ofsted in a recent report.

The school, which is sponsored by the Oxford Diocese, the Beecroft Trust and Oxford Brookes University, was praised by inspectors for the strong progress made by disadvantaged pupils and the “rigorous and valid assessment” of pupils’ progress. The report described pupils as polite and respectful and went on to commend their behaviour in lessons and meeting their teachers’ high expectations.

The school, which is sponsored by the Oxford Diocese, the Beecroft Trust and Oxford Brookes University, was praised by inspectors for the strong progress made by disadvantaged pupils and the “rigorous and valid assessment” of pupils’ progress. The report described pupils as polite and respectful and went on to commend their behaviour in lessons and meeting their teachers’ high expectations.
The Oxford Academy was ranked 14th out of 6,382 secondary schools in England based on its Progress 8 score – a new government performance measure. Post16 also remained at a high level, with the 6th form being graded “good” once more. Niall McWilliams, Headteacher, who took over in 2014 said: “This is a fantastic achievement, which shows how far we have come in such a short period of time.”

The Oxford Academy was ranked 14th out of 6,382 secondary schools in England based on its Progress 8 score – a new government performance measure. Post16 also remained at a high level, with the 6th form being graded “good” once more. Niall McWilliams, Headteacher, who took over in 2014 said: “This is a fantastic achievement, which shows how far we have come in such a short period of time.”
This success comes on the back of a report by the Oxford Diocese’s Deputy Director (School Effectiveness) Fiona Craig. She noted in a report that 93 per cent of Church schools in the Oxford Diocese were judged as good or better by Ofsted, in March 2016 for new inspections. Fiona’s report stated: “This against a national average of 73 per cent is an excellent figure.”

This success comes on the back of a report by the Oxford Diocese’s Deputy Director (School Effectiveness) Fiona Craig. She noted in a report that 93 per cent of Church schools in the Oxford Diocese were judged as good or better by Ofsted, in March 2016 for new inspections. Fiona’s report stated: “This against a national average of 73 per cent is an excellent figure.”